Bridgette Meinhold

Beautiful Desert Prefab Home For Animals and Animal Lovers

by , 07/02/10

anderson anderson architecture, prefab house, prefabricated construction, chain link, metal siding, animal friendly

Not only is this striking metal-sided house a beautiful example of prefab architecture — it was also designed not just for the people who reside there, but also for their animals! The owners of the home wanted a safe haven for their many animals that would protect them from local predators, so the home was designed with special areas just for pets. Located in the New Mexico desert on the Rio Chama, the Abiquiu House by Anderson Anderson Architecture also utilizes a number of energy and resource-efficient construction techniques.

anderson anderson architecture, prefab house, prefabricated construction, chain link, metal siding, animal friendly

The owners of the house, a retired anthropologist and concert pianist have a love of animals, including many dogs, cats and strays that find their way into their heart. Their land, which is located in northwest New Mexico not far from Georgia O’Keefe’s famous home, is home to lots of wildlife, including hawks, eagles, coyotes, and rattlesnakes. The native wildlife doesn’t differentiate between a domesticated pet and prey, so the couple wanted to make sure their animals would be safe. Rather than build a separate dog run away from the house, the couple wanted a way for the animals to be safe, but also have outdoor access. Anderson Anderson developed a thoroughly integrated animal house, with decks and patios protected with easily sourced chain link.

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  1. Clarice Gutmann September 16, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I wanted to find out the cost of the home. Also I need to know up to how many beds and baths you can put in for a very inexpensive price,I need a home that all the verandas and balconies are also caged in completely nothing can be left open. I have 4 kids but my 9 year old daughter has down syndrome and so i need a home that is 100% fail proof!i also loved the Anti Zombi home a combo of these two homes would be stellar. I love architecture and design! I love drawing looking at blueprints hobby only i never went to school or anything!I would love for you to come up with a perfect home for us.With fema building all those caps/death camps! I need to make sure my family and I will be protected. So I need a home that runs on clean energy and is as sterile an environment as possible or Anti allergy home, Also I would like to make sure that it is 100% efficient from solar panels to well water and beyond No more reliance on government and especially NO MORE BILLS!Well except internet unless there is a to have untraceable internet source!I am willing to be a guinea pig umm, Just not for the government,LOOOL!

  2. jayjaytoo July 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Excellent design for its environment!

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